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Baos? Dumplings? Plenty of both coming to Chandler

Annual festival provides culinary assortment

Posted 10/14/21

The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is coming to Downtown Chandler.

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Things To Do

Baos? Dumplings? Plenty of both coming to Chandler

Annual festival provides culinary assortment

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The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is coming to downtown Chandler.

Explore different varieties of baos and dumplings from traditional to creative interpretations. What is a bao? From Food Republic, a bao is a steamed bun, or baozi, and is a “complete meal conveniently packed away in a white, warm, soft bun.”

Baos are a form of dumplings, different dumplings are available from various cultures from takoyaki to potstickers.

The festival goes from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler. Early admission at 10:30 a.m. available.

At the festival, most bao or dumpling businesses will have at least one bao or dumpling on their menu for $5 or less. There will also be a curated marketplace with local artists. Boba, desserts, and other Asian dishes will be available, too.

Children age 6 and under are free. Parking is free in downtown Chandler’s parking lots and parking garages.

The ticket cost is for admission only, and all food and drink is sold separately. Most vendors will accept both cash and card, although bringing cash for this event is recommended.

Face masks are suggested when standing in line, but not required. To help control crowd sizes, those with early admission tickets should arrive at 10:30 a.m. and no later than 11:30; general admission ticket holders should arrive at noon and no later than 1:30, and happy hour admission ticket holders should plan to arrive at 2 p.m.

Refunds are unavailable for guests who miss their admission time. Switching admission time is available by emailing azbaodumpling@gmail.com.

 Happy hour admission is at a discounted price, but availability for all food and drink choices from vendors is not guaranteed.

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